I really do love my car. It is a grey Nissan Cube (2014) and it has done well for me in my travels. Just recently my car went over the 100,000 mile mark. I should have suspected something was about to happen with it. Lo and behold, my transmission went out. I wasn’t sure of what was going wrong, so I immediately took it to a place nearby. They examined my car and got some oil for it and then charged me $40. As soon as I drove it off the lot the car was worse. It finally broke down for good about a block from my house. That day I had to do a “LOT” of walking. It felt like I had played 5 games of basketball (something I had not done in a very long time). I called AAA (it was a very good thing that I was a member) and I had the car towed into the service area. They called and informed me that it will cost me $4,300.00 to fix the transmission. At first I wasn’t sure of how I felt. 4 grand is a lot of money, but I need my car. People told me that I should have just bought a new car, but I like not having any car payment. Regardless, currently my car is still in the shop and I have a loaner from them that I am driving. I had gigs Wednesday night and Thursday and I have to play tonight, tomorrow and Sunday as well. I thought I took very good care of my car. I changed the oil regularly, so I was very surprised when this happened. Needless to say, I am glad that at least I had the money to pay for this car. However, it is quite an ugly feeling to have to deal with this. I am blessed that I didn’t have an accident on the highway while this happened. I will keep my spirits positive and keep looking forward. If you have ever had any transmission problems with your care I’m sure you can relate to how I feel right now. God is good, life is great, and I will continue on…. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
Singer Jill Scott in concert with Brett Jolly on bass guitar